DAR News

Gila Butte Regent Suzanne Young poses with the DAR eagle podium while attending the 132nd Continental Congress, the National Society’s annual business meeting, in Washington, D.C. The eagle podium was presented to the National Society at the 1905 Continental Congress by the since disbanded Flintlock and Powderhorn Chapter in Rhode Island. The podium has been loaned to the Presidential Inaugural Committee for the luncheon following the administering of the oath of office the last five inaugurations (Bush Jr., Obama twice, Trump, and Biden). President Woodrow Wilson used the podium when he addressed the National Society in 1915. (Photo by Catherine Young)

The Gila Butte Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will begin its 2023-24 year with a meeting at Cottonwood in September. Meetings are open to the public, and if you would like to attend, contact Pennie at [email protected] for further information.

The speaker at the meeting will be a representative from Operation Shockwave, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing suicide in military veterans. The organization uses “complementary and integrative healing modalities” including meditation, service animals, financial services, skills classes, and life coaching to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

Don’t forget that the chapter will have a booth at the upcoming Community Open Houses in October. Members will be available to answer questions and discuss membership. Information about joining DAR can also be obtained by (again) contacting Pennie at [email protected].

Gila Butte will host a fall Treasure Hunt/Garage Sale on Nov. 11 in Cottonwood. Watch for our ad in the Splash.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1890 and incorporated by an act of the United States Congress in 1896. Membership in the society is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The DAR functions as a volunteer service organization and is dedicated to patriotism, education, and historic preservation. While DAR supports a strong national defense, it is not a political organization, nor does it lobby. Its membership includes women from Republican, Democratic, and Independent political parties; women from all races and ethnic backgrounds; and women from ages 18 to 100+. The society does not subscribe to any particular religion, nor does it discriminate against any members who are of various religious beliefs.